Yearly Archives: 2010

The temperature has dropped significantly, sweaters are back in the closet and snow’s been in the forecast on and off for weeks. There is no doubt winter has officially arrived and for brides getting married this time of year, there is a whole new canvas of inspiration to work from.

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Located in Peconic, NY, Raphael is known best for producing fantastic Long Island wine. Although established in the mid-nineties, the gorgeous facility looks to belong in an old Tuscan countryside. Once inside, antique finishes and rustic accents carry you miles away and to a different time. Raphael is a special vineyard to host a wedding, not just for its incredible surroundings. The facility itself will entertain your event year round, as it can accommodate both ceremony and reception indoors.

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Sweet Papery offer both traditional and self-inking stamps and sticker labels, all in unique and modern designs. Looking for a custom order? Owner Farrah is happy to work with your vision. While browsing through her many designs it may also strike you that a stamp or label could be needed in many ways for a wedding. Used for labels on favors, ceremony programs, menus, place cards and signage, they can help you easily and affordably pull a theme together. Self address stamps also make a great housing warming gift for a new couple.

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Oh, the possibilities! The sky is the limit when choosing what should go on top of your cake these days – fresh flowers, bride and groom statues, sugar decor, sock monkeys…yes, we said sock monkeys! Here is round-up of our favorite handmade and vintage toppers found on Etsy – we can almost garantee you will find one that fits yours and your fiances personalities perfectly.

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Judy Nolan is the Long Island based designer behind Simply Judith. She creates lovely invitations, announcements, stamps and embossers. Her fun, sweet style shows through in her many custom designs and if you have yet to find invitations that match your style, take a peak at Judy’s website – fitzpatrickdesigns.com. There, you’ll find more inspirational designs, as well as Judy’s contact information.

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